The FIR was registered on the complaint of 1 Anuraj Singh, who informed police that he found a video of the speech on Internet.
An FIR under several charges, including sedition, has been registered against former Aligarh Muslim University student Activist Sharjeel Usmani in Lucknow’s Hazratganj police station in connection with his speech at the Elgaar Parishad conclave last month, officials stated on Wednesday.
The FIR was registered on the complaint of one Anuraj Singh, who informed police that he found a video of the speech on Web. He has accused Usmani of “creating hate” against the Yogi Adityanath government, promoting enmity amongst groups, hurting religious sentiments and conspiring against the government.
The FIR has been registered under IPC sections 124 A (sedition), 153 A (promoting enmity between different teams), 295 A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious emotions), 298 (uttering words with deliberate intent to wound the religious emotions) along with sections of the IT Act.